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San Jose, CA
A 42-year-old male asked:

Have had hemorrhoid for years. rarely bleeds. tonight after a hard stool it bled. is that dangerous--losing blood too quickly?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
No: Your anal sphincter (muscle) COMPRESSES the hemorrhoid making a lot of blood loss unlikely. OVER TIME HOWEVER anemia may result! Talk with your PCP (Primary Care Provider) about Treatment for your condition! Hope this helps! Dr Z
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